Reaction Corps: Rebels – Twin Suns

In this Reaction Corps episode, we discuss the 20th episode of season 3 of Rebels, Twin Suns. Spoilers abound! Turn back now if you haven’t seen it yet.

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Rebels Recon is pretty much required viewing for this episode, so check that out:

That duel from Seven Samurai I refer to on the show can be viewed here:

And I was pointed to that video by the RetroZap piece, “Twin Suns – A Star Wars Tale of Samurai, Ronin and Bushido.”

Here’s that Annie Leibovitz photo of Obi-Wan and Maul dueling on Tatooine, which appeared in Vanity Fair:

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What do you think? Does Obi-Wan really believe that Luke is the Chosen One?

If so, then George Lucas is legends. But we already knew that:

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Episode 64 – “How Do You Learn About Jedis?”

It’s episode 64 of Children of the Force!

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In this episode, we answer a listener question, discuss a new Darth Vader comic, announce our giveaway, and more!

Enter the giveaway by leaving a review of our show on iTunes! You could win this black series Rey!


STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We watched Double Agent Droid, the most recent Rebels episode. It was very strange. We talk a bit about it in a spoilerish way.

Our listener, Wyatt, sent us a question, wondering how we learn about Jedi. We give him a long-winded answer!

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [9:55]

How did they make that wet flapping noise when Boss Nass shakes his jowls? Here’s a visual answer:

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NEWS [13:30]

What the heck is a Bio Hexacrypt? John Boyega knows.

Clone Wars is still on Netflix!

There’s a new Darth Vader comic coming out! It picks up immediately after Revenge of the Sith. So exciting!

CANON NEWS [25:30]

Some cool canon news from a cool book, Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry. Info on Jedha City and a letter from Mon Mothma to General Draven.

JOKE [34:25]

Nick from London sent us jokes this week:
What do you call a Wookiee’s feline friend?
What do you call a relieved Wookiee?
What do you call a pair of Wookiees?
What do you call a Wookiee detective?
What do you call a Wookiee who has diarrhea?

Q&A COUNCIL [36:30] Nick also has a question for the Question and Answer Council:

If you had to be any Sith Lord (canon or legends) who would you be? Nick chose Darth Nihilus…

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…or as I will always think of him from now on: Darth No-Face.

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OUTRO [44:40]

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Episode 63 – Propaganda and the V-Bomb

It’s episode 63 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:45]

Chris from Star Wars Kidscast sends us an email to help us pronounce Joonas Suotamo. Here it is:

YOU-nus SWO-ta-mo (SWO rhymes with show and flow)

Nick sends us some more questions/theories about the Inquisitors.

We talk a lot about racism/speciesism and the Empire, a discussion inspired by the most recent Beltway Banthas episode. And we drop a big V-bomb.

NEWS [23:35]

Rebels is getting a fourth season!

Michael K. Williams joins the cast of the Han Solo stand-alone.

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CANON NEWS [27:30]

This week’s Canon News is all from the book Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo.

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Among other things, we talk about the Jedi-Sith war that concluded 1000 years before the prequel era, Jaynor of Bith, the Declaration of Rebellion, High Galactic, and New Alderaan.

JOKE [47:05]

Jokes this week are courtesy of Chris from Star Wars Kidscast!

What do you call a donkey Rebel?
What do you call a really funny rogue Rebel?
What do you call a Rebel leader at Christmastime?
What do you call Rebel cheerleader?
What do you call an old lady who runs a Rebel cell?

OUTRO [49:25]

We talk about some non-Star Warsy stuff. Anna’s excited about a sleepover. Liam and Anna have been listening to Grace VaderWaal. And I talk again about that whole vegan thing. The aforementioned V-bomb.

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Episode 62 – Han Solo, Galactic Atlas, Inquisitors, etc.

It’s episode 62 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:05]

Star Wars Day at the Science Museum was super fun! Check out a few photos.


We briefly discuss the newest Rebels episode, Through Imperial Eyes.

NEWS [12:30]

Han Solo casting news! And we talk about the fact that Joonas Suotamo is the new Chewie for good. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to pronounce his name correctly on our next episode.

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And check out Joonas’ tweet about taking on the role.

Rogue One home video release is on April 4th. Digital on March 24th.

CANON NEWS [20:20]

This week’s canon news is all from Galactic Atlas, which is a gorgeous book you should all go out and buy. Here are some of the images I talked about on the show:


JOKE [42:30]

Two jokes from @EvanNelsonMN.

Knock Knock-> Who’s There?-> Jabba The->

What do you call a droid at the Renaissance Fair?

Q&A COUNCIL [45:30]

What happened to all the Inquisitors? Let me know over on Twitter!

OUTRO [49:00]

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Episode 61 -A Plurality of Jedi

It’s episode 61 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:25]

We’re watching Clone Wars episodes and crossing our fingers that they aren’t taking it off Netflix. Looking forward to watching those Death Watch Mandalorian episodes especially after watching…

Rebels: Legacy of Mandalore, which we talk about a bit, hopefully without spoiling too much for people who haven’t seen it yet. We loved the episode and are all curious to see where it goes from here.

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Force Arena has been supplying me with a ton of fun (maybe too much fun).

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The awesomely diverse Rogue One characters all end in death. Is that problematic?

NEWS [19:30]

It’s the attack of Force Friday II! Here’s our first image of the big three from The Last Jedi.

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There’s a new book coming out. It’s called… Inferno Squad!

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Much like the cover image, my opinion of this book is not final.

Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2!

This episode was recorded before the Han Solo casting news dropped, but we still talked about how a new generation of actors are starting to take over, and that it’s great that they have had a chance to work with the original actors.

Jedi is plural in The Last Jedi?

Aftermath: Empire’s End is out! I’ve started reading it and it gets off to a crackling start.

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CANON NEWS [39:45]

Liam brings us some canon news today when he tells us the ages of the Rogue One crew. And I bring bonus canon news with the fact that Phasma was actually thrown down into a trash compactor in The Force Awakens, according to the comic adaptation.

JOKE [45:40]

What do you call a robot in a hole?

What do you call the first robot to ever fall into a hole?

Q&A COUNCIL [48:00]

Liam asks: Of the planets Scarif, Jedha, Lah’mu, Yavin IV and Eadu, which place would you like to live if you could live where they were shot?

Al asks: Why is Maul seeking Obi Wan?

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STUMP THE LUMP! [55:15]

Liam quizzes us on the ages of the Rogue One crew.

OUTRO [57:50]

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Episode 60 – Becoming the Masters

It’s episode 60 of Children of the Force!

The kids take over the show today, since my voice was especially froggy (darn sinus infections).

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

We get an awesome package from Nick from London! Thanks, Nick! The likenesses are uncanny!

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Liam, Al, and Anna (by Nick)

Liam and I recently finished the Darth Vader comic series. Liam thought the ending was hilarious.

NEWS [2:55]

Thandie Newton is rumored to be the next addition to the Han Solo stand-alone cast.

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Clone Wars appears to be ending its run on Netflix. Booooo!

CANON NEWS [6:00]

How did Shaak Ti die? We find out in the fabulous book, Galactic Maps!

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JOKE [8:05]

It’s an Anna original today. Where do you put your gas in Rogue One?

You’ll have to listen to get the punch line. The story of how Anna came up with the joke is almost funnier than the joke though.

Q&A COUNCIL [10:40]

It’s a Valentine’s Day Q&A council!

Question 1: What’s your favorite romantic moment in Star Wars?

Question 2: Do you think there will be a great romance in the sequel trilogy? If so, who do you think it will be between?

STUMP THE LUMP! [13:30]

Continuing the theme of Valentine’s Day, I quiz the kids from beyond the microphone: Name one Star Wars alien species that has more than one heart.

OUTRO [15:10]

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Episode 59 – Two Years!

It’s episode 59 of Children of the Force!

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We start the episode off talking about how it’s been two whole years since we started recording this podcast! We celebrate by listening to the original Children of the Force song, sung by an 8 year old Anna.

Then I get all serious and talk about the state of the United States these days and how Children of the Force will always be a safe place for people who want to be kind to each other and for people whose lives are being devalued by our government. There has always been an element of the United States to the Empire, but it seems that we’re leaning more toward fascism than we ever have before. Children of the Force stands unequivocally on the side of democracy and liberty and egalitarianism.

STAR WARSY STUFF [10:00]

We watched Moana over the weekend, which isn’t Rogue One.

NEWS [13:15]

The Han Solo movie started filming.

The Last Jedi!

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That Death Star trench isn’t where you thought it was!

Covers and official titles for two new books due out May 2nd:

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CANON NEWS [26:25]

This episode’s canon news is all about the religions on Jedha.

Members of the Brotherhood of the Beatific Countenance:

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Omisha Joyo, a member of The Clan of the Toribota:

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A Disciple of the Whills:

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JOKE [38:20]

Two jokes today from a couple of our favorite Twitter followers.

The first one is from @StarWarsNerdMN and the second is from @EvanNelsonMN.

How many Sith does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
When is a door door not a door door?

STUMP THE LUMP! [40:30]

What are the names of the Two-Tubes brothers?

OUTRO [44:25]

FLASHBACK TO OUR FIRST EPISODE [46:30]

We sounded so young!

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